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Jacksonville Church

Pastor of Student Ministries

Jacksonville Church
Lincoln Park, New Jersey, United States

Date Posted: 11/19/2009
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Jacksonville Chapel located in Lincoln Park, New Jersey is seeking a Pastor of Student Ministries to lead our Middle School and Senior High ministries. Jacksonville really cares about students and student ministry. This is a great opportunity to join a great team in a thriving church in Northern Jersey. We has a long history of effective student ministry, and we are looking for a new team member to lead us to the next level. This church is wide open to creative ideas and effective strategies to reaching the next generation of students. We also recognize the youth culture and student ministry is constantly changing and hope the new Pastor of Student Ministries will be on the leading edge of student culture and ministry.
The church is a non-denominational, multi-site church that offers a wide variety of worship styles which has enabled us to reach more than 2000+ each weekend.

The purpose statement of our student ministries is:
…to be passionate about introducing the next generation to Jesus, loving Him, connecting in authentic community and equipping each other to serve and impact the world.

We are looking for a visionary leader who can recruit volunteers and energize parents so that students are introduced to Christ and challenged to grow in Him. If that describes you and if serving on a motivated, multi-generational team in a growing, church sounds like a rewarding and challenging opportunity.

We are currently looking to fill the position of Pastor of Student Ministries.


Ministry Oversight:
• Oversee the development and ongoing ministry to middle school and high school students
• Oversee the development and carrying out of trips, retreats, and missions projects for students
• Oversee the direction and integration of student ministries
• Ongoing development of small groups and discipleship within the ministry
• Provide vision, direction, and oversight to the student ministries leadership team (volunteer & staff)

Leadership Development:
• Encourage and oversee the professional and personal development of student ministry pastors and interns
• Recruit and equip volunteer ministry leaders for middle and high school ministries
• Partner with parents to facilitate the spiritual growth of students
• Provide shepherding and spiritual encouragement to ministry leaders
• Develop a team approach to ministry within each area of responsibility

• Oversee the budget and financial decisions for the student ministry
• Communicate effectively with the Ministry Assistant of Student Ministries on ministry-related issues
• Ensure the child/volunteer protection process is operating within current safety guidelines
• Develop and maintain healthy team relationships with pastors, directors, church staff, and ministry leaders through relationship building, attendance at weekly staff meetings and other meetings as necessary
• Provide direction to graphic designer for student ministry related graphic materials

• Ensure that biblical and relevant teaching is provided throughout student ministry
• Encourage teaching that is "life changing" rather than merely informational
• Provide teacher training as appropriate

Personal Growth
• Maintain a growing relationship with the Lord that includes regular prayer, worship, and reading of the Word
Continue to develop leadership gifts as well as an understanding of student ministry and next generation worship through on-going training, ministry networking and personal development

Please forward by EMAIL your Resume and Cover letter with Application to Kathy Vitaro or MAIL to:

Jacksonville Chapel
Pastor of Student Ministries Search Team
264 Jacksonville Road
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

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